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February 2022

*DIGITAL*: Sermon From the Studio: Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On”

February 2
7:00 pm
Singer Marvin Gaye in a shiny suit under lights in concert

Fifty years after its release, vocalist/composer Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On, an extended work addressing societal (and personal) challenges, has grown more pertinent and haunting with age. Jazz archivist and poet Reuben Jackson shares tracks from and discusses this riveting recording. Read More »

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March 2022

*DIGITAL* “It Was I Who Did It”: Women in the American Revolution

March 2
7:00 pm
Painting of woman firing a cannon during Revolutionary War battle

Why were women originally left out of the Revolutionary War narrative, and how did they eventually get written back in? Author Carol Berkin provides a close examination of the vital roles that women played in pre-revolutionary protests and in the revolution itself and describes how their participation helped create a new gender ideology. Read More »

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April 2022

Vermont Reads: We Contain Multitudes

April 14
7:00 pm
We Contain Multitudes book with Vermont Reads logo

Author and professor Sarah Henstra visits Vermont to discuss her novel in letters, We Contain Multitudes. Our Vermont Reads 2021 choice tells how two very different teenage boys fall in love after being paired as pen pals. While it touches on domestic violence, bullying, and opioid addiction, the novel is also a beautiful story of friendship. Read More »

May 2022

The Jewish Diaspora in 20 Recipes

May 4
7:00 pm
White bowl of matzoh soup on a gray table

Food—like music and language—is a strong link to our past, no matter the shores on which we arrive. Natalie Neuert, director of UVM’s Lane Series, explores the recipes that Jews took with them to the Balkans, Europe, North Africa, and America, from British fish and chips to Bubbe’s brisket to the ubiquitous Shabbos supper of cholent. Read More »

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